Well I've been looking for accountancy software for some time and one ideally that is online so that my accountant can look at it with out me having to deliver items to him as he is 80+ mile round trip.
Does anyone else use this sites?
Free is not always good. It may seem so initially. Check out previous thread on LJN as this subject came up for a lot of discussion.
What ever you choose (online or offline), ensure it's fit for purpose, your Accountant agrees and allows you to grow and upgrade.
Watch the cost of 'upgrading' to gain new features you may need (like VAT)..that can be where the sting in the tail often is.
Consider setting down what YOU need for YOUR business and your business plan...and not based soley on initial purchase cost.
It may be worth paying upfront to get a package that can grow without the royal PITA of having to export to a new package or worse manually key in.
For reference, we went straight into QB's range and now use QB Pro offline version (for many reasons...).
My firm now uses and recommends Xero for online accounting. It is so good that we have now stopped recommending Sage and are busy trying to persuade current Sage and Quickbooks users to migrate. We also no longer have to be local to clients to share the benefits. For a full version, it costs £19 plus VAT per month, with a guarantee that the price will never increase.
My accountant got me to use some software called VT+ whichs works well for both of us.